VIDEO: First “My Hero Academia” TV Anime Preview Premieres

Along with the official announcement of the series’ leads, the first preview for the TV anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s 2014 superhero manga My Hero Academia has gone online.



The series will feature  Daiki Yamashita (Yowapeda’s Sakamichi Onoda) as young lead Izuku Midoriya and Kenta Miyake (JoJo’s Muhammad Avdol) as his mentor, All Might (replacing an earlier voice comic/vomic’s Tesshō Genda).


Gundam Build Fighters’ Kenji Nagasaki will helm the Bones (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Noragami, Space Dandy) production. He reunites with GBF writer Yousuke Kuroda for the upcoming TV anime. Yoshiko Umakoshi(Heartcatch Precure, Mushishi) provides character designs.





Viz, who releases the series in North America, describes it:


Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.